Celebrating Sporting Achievements

June 2017

We had a special assembly this morning to celebrate those pupils who have worked hard in their sporting endeavours to achieve notable results in their respective sports.

Firstly, some children went to the National Tennis Centre at Roehampton  and had the chance to play and improve their skills at tennis. They each received a certificate to mark their efforts.

 

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Next we marked the success of our team who went to the PPSA District Sports Competition. Everyone who took part received a special relay baton and some received certificates as they were runners up in their events.

 

 

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Finally we celebrated the achievements of our pupils on sports day. Every pupil was scored at last week’s sports day and the three best boys and girls in each class received a bronze, silver or gold medal at today’s assembly.

 

 

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Many congratulations to everyone!

Summer Reading Challenge!

June 2017

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The Challenge is run in public libraries, in the summer holidays, and is free for children to take part.

The Summer Reading Challenge is inclusive of all children and families and all stages of reading development. Children choose whatever they want to borrow. There are no levels.

  • Children read six or more books of their choice: fiction, non-fiction, joke books, picture books; any books they like as long as they are borrowed from the library. They talk about them in the library with a member of staff or young volunteer and receive rewards along the way and a medal and/or certificate when they complete the Challenge.
  • There is also a mini-challenge for pre-school children so that the whole family can take part.
  • Family information leaflets are available in a range of community languages and many items are available in large print. Ask your local library staff.
  • Libraries stock accessible texts, audio books, dual – language books, picture books and graphic novels.
  • Most libraries in England and Wales will start the Challenge on Saturday 15 July 2017.
  • There is not an official end date for the Challenge. Each library authority will set their own finish date. Please check with your local library to find out when the Challenge will finish in your area.

For more information please click on the links below:

https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/summer-reading-challenge-2017-theme-revealed.html

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/src-schools

 

 

Learn 2 Love 2 Read craft event

June 2017

Learn 2 Love 2 Read which is an initiative in Wandsworth offering literacy opportunities for Preschool and Year 1, organised a reading and craft event this week at school. The children and parents listened to a reading of The Bear and the Piano and then the children made crafts which were linked to the story. It was a very popular event and everyone enormously enjoyed it.

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Sports Day 2017

June 2017

Sports Day is underway right now for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the children are embracing a competitive spirit at St Michael’s playing fields on what is a very hot day!

Here are a few photos, but we will add many more over the next couple of days in our Gallery section.

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Year 4 welcome an American teacher from Colorado

June 2017
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FullSizeRenderYear 4 Cherry Class welcomed a visitor to their class  at the beginning of June. Barb Grindle is a Grade 3 teacher from Marshdale Elementary School, Evergreen, Colorado in the United States. Since January, Year 4 have been pen pals with her class, exchanging letters, cards, photos, emails, books to read at story time and gifts. They have enjoyed getting to know their pen pals and finding out about life in Evergreen.
When an opportunity for Ms Grindle to visit the UK at the end of her school year arose, Ms Bettles offered for her to visit West Hill and to spend some time in the classroom with us.
Ms Grindle was given a tour of the school, she learnt about life in a school in the UK, and even taught a few lessons, using Hershey bars for fractions and an app on the iPad called Quiver that brought a book called The Dot’ alive. She also met the Year 3 classes to talk about next year.
We are hoping that Year 4 carry on communicating with their penpals in year 5, and that year 4 next academic year will get to know a new grade 3 class at Marshdale Elementary!

West Hill General Election Results !

June 2017

We had our very first West Hill General Election campaign and vote this week.

There were four candidates:

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Salim – Tomorrow Party

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Hamsa – Progress Party

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Awad – Vision Party

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Dylan – Transform Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The four candidates together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The campaigners with the candidates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After careful counting we had a result. The returning officer announced the results in a special assembly.

Dylan 79 votes

Hamsa 69 votes

Awad 42 votes

Salim 31 votes

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Results announcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the winning candidate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acceptance speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Dylan and to all the candidates for their fantastic campaigns and their professional approach to our special election!

 

Road Safety Week 20-26th November 2017

June 2017

Road Safety WeekFollowing the recent issues we have had with parking outside the school and a near miss with a pupil on the zebra crossing, we will be taking part in Road Safety Week this November. There will be special assemblies and activities that week which will raise awareness amongst our school community on how to keep safe when you are out and about as well as explicitly teaching the children how to cross roads safely.

 

Please nominate our school to receive £5000 of National Book Tokens!

June 2017

nbt_logoNational Book Tokens are running a competition for a school in the UK to win £5000 of National Book Tokens. All you have to do is nominate us! It only takes a minute to complete the form and as an extra incentive you could also win £100 of book tokens to spend on yourself!

The more nominations we receive, the better our chances of winning!

Please click here to go the National Book Token Competition nomination page.

 

Supporting children after an incident like Manchester

June 2017

After the tragic events in Manchester and at London Bridge we have been given guidance on how to support children with questions or worries. Both documents contain links to other websites and articles that you may find useful when talking to your child.

Please click on the links below to open the documents.

Supporting school children after terrorist incidents

Responding to children and young people affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester

Year 2 Medieval Banquet

May 2017

Year 2 had an unusual start to lessons today as they were invited to a special medieval banquet by Miss Bate and Miss Corsan to tie in with their Enquiry topic about Medieval Britain. With music playing in the background and a roaring fire on the big screen they sat down to a specially laid table to enjoy some bread and soup with fruit to follow. We were all really impressed with the effort that had been put into the costumes as it made it so much more realistic for them. Here are some photos:

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